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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 171
Gots: 226 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John_M on 07-30-2007

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Ratings: 1,341 | Reviews: 394
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Great name.

Clear, clean, deep copper orange body. Think finger of dense, creamy, beige-khaki head. Great lacing. Spicy, sweet, fruity, caramel-y malt hangs out beneath some citrusy, tropical fruity, and herbal hops. Very juicy and fresh-seeming (no date on bottle to verify).

Herbal, minty bitterness right off the bat. A little spicy--almost rye-like. Fruity, somewhat caramely malt mid-palate. Tropical fruit in the finish, with rising herbal, piny bitterness. Lingering fruit and rye spice. Warming. Medium-full body with a slightly syrupy feel. Solid, aggressive DIPA.

Photo of ohtheguilt
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rathakem
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of beesy
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a very beautiful medium orange. Very clear, but not brilliant. A one finger off-white head builds quickly and falls to a quarter finger head that lingers for most of the glass. Some lacing.

S - citrus notes are aparent, but its just really fruity - almost like juicy fruit gum. Tropical. Lemon. Some booze present.

T - lots of fruity flavors with some citrus. Very smooth. Some booze, but its very mellow, adding a nice compliment to the hops. A slightly coarse/dirty hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Hop sweetness in the mid palate.

M - on the heavy end of what I would call light bodied. Surprised its this light - nice and attenuated ;)

D - fairly easy to drink. The lighter body and smoothness makes it very easy to drink for 8.8.

Overall, a super smooth IIPA that is easy to drink. Its a little odd its so smooth, which is why I think I enjoyed it so much. The booze is way more suppressed than the other two IIPAs I've reviewed in as many days (Heady and Ninja v Unicorn).

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty nice DIPA, though the only thing from it that really strikes me as a double ipa is the thicker sweetness from the malts. Sure, the hops are full and distinct, but not so much so when compared to what the "lesser" IPA usually presents. Certainly an easy drinker. And overall, it's a pretty nice beer. Just not really blowing me away or anything.

Photo of 3Hops
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost neon orange with a small off-white head. Good lacing. Decent retention.

Light citrus and floral aroma with a bit of backing malt.

Citrusy up front. Not much malt to this one. Finishes with a big grapefruit and pine presence. Very nice finish.

Medium to light bodied with good carbonation.

Very solid IPA. Would prefer a touch more up front flavors, but love the bitter dry finish. Well done.

Photo of lpotter
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pentasyllabic
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nrombes
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bmcwood
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CBRent524
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rado
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bfarr
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light copper, moderate off-white head with good retention and okay lacing. Resinous light floral hop aroma. Floral and light grapefruit bitterness gives away quickly to heavy sweet caramel malts. Light hop linger and alcohol warming. Creamy and slightly sticky feel.

I remember this being one of the beers that was responsible for my interest in Ninkasi. However, that was a long time ago and I have since become quite disappointed with a lot of their beers. Having the opprtunity to try this one again unfortunately affirmed that position. Don't get me wrong, they make a good beer however there is little to differentiate them from other breweries. They seem to do just above the bare minimum for their beers. This is a nicely balanced and drinkable Imperial IPA.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy orange/amber with a good off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and maintains a small cap.

Aroma is some orange citrus, apricot, good bit of floral hops, a touch of pine, decent bit of caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is apricot, orange/grapefruit citrus, some resin, noticeable caramel malt backbone, decent bit of sweetness in the middle, moderate bitterness on the finish and just a little mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy, oily, moderate carbonation.

Apricot and caramel would be the best way for me to sum this one up, and unfortunately those are not my two favorite flavors in an IPA/DIPA. I could see fans of something like Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute really diggin’ this one though...

Photo of chugalug06
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp, clear, orange brew. Head is fluffy, small, and off-white with tan colors. Decent lacing too.

Sweet tropical scents. Big slight dry tartness. Unique.

Dry, bitterly wet, and refreshing. Sweet fruity flavors.

Delicious for a hot summer day. Glad I got to try this brew. Ninkasi redems themselves with this nice brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KDawg
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange color with a nice head.

Deep and big aromas of hops, oranges, and loads of citrus notes. While not completely complex, it has a lot of depth.

Full bodied with a really good smooth feel. Complete with real good flavors of oranges, citrus', hops and some hot caramel.

One of the better DIPAs that I've had in a while. This is exactly what I want a DIPA to be. There was no booziness to it either.

Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HeadyBroughtMeHere
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FuselGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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